Stories tagged: Patty Murray
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Last Friday, Washington members of Congress warned about cuts to the Hanford cleanup efforts. Now they’re bracing for proposed cuts when President Donald Trump’s budget is released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Risch wants ‘traitor’ who leaked Russian details identified, McMorris Rodgers calls for Comey testimony
Reports this week deepening President Donald Trump’s Russia troubles drew breathless defenses and rebukes from the Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Sens. Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell call for a special prosecutor after President Trump fires FBI director.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
The executive director of Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center says the hospital could lose more than $627 million a year starting in 2026 when the full impact of the health care …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Backed by nearly half of the Senate’s Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are introducing revamped legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 and index …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray says Congress should say no on money for President Trump’s border wall. Idaho senators reserving judgment until they see the budget deal.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
In a fourth-floor lab at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy in Spokane, a group of six young women from at least three countries peer into genes and analyze tobacco …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Labrador calls for Congressional vote following U.S. missile attack on Syria; McMorris Rodgers backs action
The morning after American warships bombarded a Syrian air base with cruise missiles Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) questioned the attack, which was not authorized by Congress.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
Today, The Spokesman-Review will start publishing weekly vote tallies of four U.S. representatitives and four U.S. senators representing Washington and Idaho.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration’s decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year’s sign-up season, according to a …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington’s two U.S. senators brought the chemical vapors issue at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to the attention of new Energy Secretary Rick Perry, asking him to improve safety and make …
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell tell the Air Force it should send reassigned tankers to Fairchild.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Manufactured outrage is an unhealthy addition to post-election frustration.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
All four senators from Washington and Oregon on Thursday voted against Rick Perry to become energy secretary, saying they worried about his commitment to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers likes President Trump’s call to dream big. Sen. Patty Murray says his speech was full of empty promises.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray says the state must be ready to fight Trump on key state issues.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
When Michigan billionaire and school “reformer” Betsy DeVos goes before senators for confirmation hearings as education secretary next Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray will have a few questions.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base has come up short a second time in a bid to host next-generation aerial tankers, leaving Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to question …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
The Air Force will hold a hearing Thursday in Spokane as it takes another look at Fairchild as a home for the nation’s new air refueling tanker.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed his selection of former campaign rival Rick Perry to be the country’s next secretary of energy. In a statement early Wednesday on …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Sen. Patty Murray has pointed questions for Donald Trump’s nominees, wants them to release their tax returns.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
With I-735, Washington voters called for campaign reform, but Republicans in Congress unlikely to take action
Although I-735 passed, a constitutional amendment to control campaign contributions and spending isn’t right around the corner.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray, who last week cruised to re-election to a fifth term, was elected deputy minority leader by the Democratic caucus Wednesday.